Electronic Flora of South Australia Genus Fact Sheet

Genus KUCKUCKIA Hamel 1939b: xii

Phylum Phaeophyta – Order Ectocarpales

Thallus in loose, much branched tufts, filaments uniseriate, attached by rhizoids from lower filaments; phaeophycean hairs present. Growth diffuse. Cells generally short, with several elongate, usually narrow, phaeoplasts often traversing the length of the cell and slightly spiralling, each with several projecting pyrenoids.

Reproduction: Reproduction by sessile or pedicellate plurilocular sporangia and by unilocular meiosporangia.

Type species: K. criniger (Kuckuck) Hamel [= K. spinosa (Kützing) Kuckuck 1958: 172]. A small genus of three species (Hollenberg 1971, p. 14), usually rare.


HAMEL, G. (1939b). Phéophycées de France. Fasc. V, pp. 337–432, i-xlvii. (Paris.)

HOLLENBERG, G.J. (1971). Phycological notes. V. New species of marine algae from California. Phycologia 10, 11–16.

KUCKUCK, P. (1958). Herausgegeben von P. Kornmann. Ectocarpaceen-Studien V. Kuckuckia, Feldmannia. Helgol. wiss. Meeresunters. 6, 171–192.

The Marine Benthic Flora of Southern Australia Part II complete list of references.

Author: H.B.S. Womersley

Publication: Womersley, H.B.S. (14 December, 1987)
The Marine Benthic Flora of Southern Australia
Part II
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